Writer: Tom King
Artist: Mitch Gerads
At the end of the previous issue, Mister Miracle is left with a way to end the war on Apokolips. There’s a catch though, he would have to give up his only son to Darkseid. In this issue, Tom King and Mitch Gerads show Mister Miracle struggling with the decision on whether or not he ought to give up his only son to Darkseid.
Of course Scot Free is going to struggle with this life changing choice, but it’s the way Tom King displays his struggles that are a joy to read. With any life changing decision, the one thing a person should do is to seek advice. Mister Miracle is no different, and he seeks out advice from a wide variety of people. He talks to Booster Gold and Ted Kord, a store clerk, Big Barda of course, and Funky. But as he seeks this advice from others, one can’t help but notice how much stress this is putting on Mister Miracle. He breaks down crying in the shower while talking to Barda, can’t make a simple decision on his son’s birthday cake, and it’s affecting his work as well. But when it was all said and done, Big Barda and Mister Miracle once again come together to make an awesome decision about the war. It’s in these last few pages where Tom King once again understands the relationship dynamic between Big Barda and Mister Miracle more than anything in this series. When these two are on the same page, there is nothing they can’t do.
We can’t talk about Mister Miracle without giving some love to Mitch Gerads. He does an amazing job with the first pages with Mister Miracle, Booster Gold, and Ted Kord drinking while talking about Scott’s dilemma. It was a nice touch putting the little circles around each of them to show that they are far from sober. It reminded me of Chris and Fatima from Sheriff of Babylon, and it was nice that he put that little Sheriff of Babylon easter egg in this issue as well. It was also a joy with his art from the perspective of Jacob. It looked as if he “young child” drew it, and it gave Funky’s story life.
Once again, these two killed it on this issue. I can’t wait to see what Big Barda and Mister Miracle have planned for Darkseid. I always love seeing these two lovers come together and work out their problems. Like his suicide attempt, which happened in the first issue, it was nice to see it discussed because it did take a toll on Big Barda. Oh, it was nice to see the Boom Tube compared to the Uber app, I thought that was quite funny. Only two issues left, so don’t miss out on what I’m sure will be an ending to remember.
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